Situated within the magnificent parkland of Burghley House, Stamford, The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (1st–4th September) is renowned not only as a major international sporting event, but also the premier occasion in the autumn social calendar.
‘Fortune favours the brave’ and there are few braver than Lenamore, winner of this year’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. The little grey with a big personality threw his heart over every fence to record an emphatic and popular victory for his British-based New Zealand rider Caroline Powell.
It was very much an Australian and New Zealand conquest at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials this year.
We are well into the winter season now even if it is still technically autumn. The indoor venues come into their own and there is quite a busy programme of events in the county (and elsewhere) throughout the winter. For many the highlight though is the annual Show Jumping spectacular at Olympia with many coach parties going from Lincolnshire to London to enjoy this fantastic show. There will never be a replacement for Olympia but what are the chances of a New Year spectacular here in our county? I can just picture a marvellous event with a New Year’s Day Strauss concert to play between equestrian attractions and competitions. Anyone interested?